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Old 09-05-2017, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I made it happen.
47/same here.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:01 PM
 
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:18 PM
 
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The hubs is planning on 66. I can't imagine. I want him home but we just paid approx $200,000 for college tuition and need to bulk up cash. Very thankful we're both in good health. We've been a one income/homeschool family for 24 years so we think we need the extra 2.5 years.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:23 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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My Planned Date was July 2021, I would have been 62 (there is a early retirement bump in the pension plan if you retire when you are 62, they calculate your age as if was 65, you Gain "Age" but lose Service time. But you wind up with a 1.5% bigger pension if you take the early out, but its only good if you retire when you are 62, if you are 63 you don't get the bump).

My job got outsourced last April 2016, Not taking my Pension yet, But did take the Retiree Medical Now.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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I dunno, never really planned for it in the sense of having it be something I looked forward to.

I was sort of looking at next year when I turn 70 but now I am having mixed feelings and not so sure I want to retire.

I like what I do, to me my job is almost like a fun hobby.

I can pick my own hours and do my own thing. Right now I go to work on Monday working for 12 days and taking off on a Friday. When I am home, as I am right now, I check email and do a little but most of all I am off for two weeks and three weekends. It is like having a two week paid vacation every month.

And I like it.

Over the weekend I asked my wife "why would I want to quit" because I can't think of a reason. Sit home and die? Watch television?

If I want to travel I can travel all I want for 16 straight days every month.

Good thing is I don't have to work anymore; I could retire right now and I am good so it is not like it is something I don't want to do.

Can you spell W-O-R-K-A-H-O-L-I-C? Yeah, I guess I am.

So I dunno, retirement when I feel like it and not before.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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It was spelled out for me before I was even hired: 56 years and two months (but I do plan to work an additional two weeks to get another month's worth of credit counted towards the pension calculation.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Midwest transplant
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I had planned to go out at 58 and instead went at 57...decent pension (retired school teacher) and COBRA health insurance until Medicare (at out of pocket expense of $566 mo). We lived on half of our income during working years, so had a generous IRA's established. We're comfortable and still not old enough for Medicare. I'm old enough to collect SS, but the plan is to start when I get Medicare so I don't get used to the extra income before they take it out of SS.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I retired at 58 because I had enough credits to do so. Looking back, I would have waited until I was 65.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:58 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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The Plan: Retire at 65 or 66.
The Reality: Lost my full-time job at 58; worked PT for two years, then fully retired at 60.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:59 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Conflicted.
Current age = 68.8
If I bill 2 hours/day, then I don't need to touch my IRA.
At this point, Social Security (which I started at 68) is all gravy.
So, I just keep drifting along.
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